Christa Ludwig & Charles Spencer - Lieder Recital

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Christa Ludwig & Charles Spencer - Lieder Recital

In an extraordinary career spanning half a century, Christa Ludwig triumphed as an opera singer – in roles for both mezzo soprano and soprano – and as a recitalist and concert artist.
She has said that song “has been a source of as deep a satisfaction and fulfilment as the greatest of my operatic roles.” With her deep understanding of the genre – and her communicative magic as an interpreter – she illuminates songs by Schubert, Wolf, Mahler, Strauss and Bernstein in this recital recorded in Vienna’s Volkstheater in 1994, the year she bade farewell to the stage. The pianist is Charles Spencer.